By BROOKE WANSER
Eighteen-year-old Jackson Farris has been arrested in Williamson County four times since March 1 and charged with various misdemeanor and two felony charges for drug related offenses, law enforcement affidavits obtained by the Home Page reveal.
In Williamson County’s Circuit Criminal Court, Farris went before a grand jury on Monday, with his next arraignment set for August 27.
Farris, whose listed Nashville address is near northwestern Williamson County, was arrested for the first time in March on drug-related offenses in Brentwood, before another warrant was issued for aggravated robbery near his home.
Brentwood Police first arrested Farris this year at 10:33 p.m. on March 1 while investigating “suspicious activity” at a Twice Daily located at 116 Franklin Road.
According to a police affidavit, an officer searched a vehicle, discovering Farris’ backpack.
The backpack contained “a large amount of a substance believed to be marijuana,” rolling papers, a grinder, two Vyvanse pills, a digital scale and a bottle of Fireball whiskey.
The report says Farris resisted when police officers took him into custody.
He was charged with two counts of misdemeanor possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of alcohol underage, and resisting stop, halt and frisk.
Total bail amounted to $6,200.
March 2: Aggravated robbery
In a report made by Williamson County Sheriff’s Det. Keen, Farris allegedly arrived at a home near Sneed Road and Temple Road around 3:30 p.m. on March 2 to purchase a sweater.
An unnamed 17-year-old said the two had agreed on a price of $250, but Farris said he didn’t have the money and was taking the sweater anyway. He said he had a gun.
According to the affidavit, Farris “stated he was crazy,” and pulled a black pocket knife out of his sock. Farris then ran away up the hill with the sweater.
He was charged with a Class B felony for aggravated robbery, and bail was set at $15,000.
June 5: Fieldstone Farms pool incident
A Franklin Police officer observed a vehicle with a broken taillight on Black Horse Parkway near Hillsboro Road around 3 a.m. on June 5.
The vehicle’s occupants were juveniles, while Farris, the driver, gave the false name of Jackson Allen Ballinger.
He was identified as a suspect who had been running away from the Fieldstone Farms pool earlier, and the officer searched his backpack he was wearing during that incident.
Police say the pack contained a loaded handgun, $500 cash, a box of Ziploc bags, a set of digital scales with residue a plastic bag with a substance believed to be marijuana and marijuana wax.
The two juveniles said Farris had called them to come pick him up, and that the backpack belonged to him.
He was charged with misdemeanor unlawful possession of a weapon, first offense, criminal impersonation, evading arrest, contributing to unruly or delinquency of a minor, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, and a felony charge of distributing Schedule VI drugs, which are marijuana, THC and synthetic equivalents.
Total bail amounted to $64,000.
July 17: Lynwood Park
Franklin Police made contact with Farris again off Fieldstone Parkway at Lynwood Park at 9:57 p.m. on July 17.
An officer was given consent to search the vehicle, an affidavit says. Farris fled on foot after the driver said he had marijuana in his possession.
He dropped a black backpack on the ground, containing his identification, 105 grams of marijuana in a vacuum sealed bag, 13 bags with drug residue, 11 black bags with the word “cookie” written on them, 100-200 empty small baggies, a baggie containing 1.5 grams of cocaine, two other baggies with a few pills, two grinders with drug residue, an electronic scale, brass knuckles and $1,463.34.
None of the vehicle’s occupants had permission to be in the neighborhood park.
Farris received another felony charge for manufacturer, distribution of Schedule VI drugs, and misdemeanors for simple possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of prohibited weapon, evading arrest, and criminal trespassing. Total bail was set at $9,000.